Here Be Dragons | Sailing Through Komodo National Park, Indonesia

Day 1
Labuan Bajo to Gili Lawa Darat (19 nautical miles)

Upon your arrival in Labuan Bajo, you’ll be greeted and taken by private vehicle to our tender, where you’ll be welcomed aboard your yacht. Our first stop will be at Gili Lawa Darat, a serene and protected bay that offers a great introduction to the Komodo region. You can choose to indulge in various watersports activities, or simply sit back and unwind. In the early evening, we’ll embark on a hike to a breathtaking viewpoint, where you can witness the panoramic beauty of the sunset.

Day 2
Gili Lawa Darat to Sangeang (34 nautical miles)

On this day of our voyage, we will set sail towards Sangeang Island, offering spectacular vistas of Mount Sangeang, the active volcano for which the island is named. The island’s rich volcanic activity has resulted in remarkable black sand beaches and vibrant, colorful coral formations that are a must-see for both snorkelers and divers. Additionally, you will have the chance to visit a local village and witness traditional boat building practices.

Day 3
Sangeang to Gili Banta (20 nautical miles)

Today, we’ll stop at a picturesque Gili Banta, ideal for a leisurely day of strolling on the endless white sandy beaches or engaging in water activities in a calm bay with breathtaking scenery – including the option of jetskiing. The hard coral formations provide an excellent opportunity for shallow and drift diving, with the chance to encounter graceful manta rays. As the day progresses, our crew will prepare a beachside barbecue for a delightful evening experience.

Day 4
Gili Banta to Gili Lawa Laut (17 nautical miles)

In the morning, we’ll set sail towards the northernmost point of Komodo National Park, arriving at the stunning Gili Lawa Laut. Here, you can experience a thrilling swim amongst schools of diverse fish species such as trevally, groupers, sweetlips, barracudas, and white tip reef sharks. After a delicious lunch on board, we’ll embark on a hike to a magnificent viewpoint, offering a panoramic vista of the picturesque bay below.

Days 5 & 6
Gili Lawa Laut to Karang Makassar & Padar Island (12 nautical miles)

Following a brief sail in the morning, we will reach Karang Makassar, widely regarded as one of the world’s top destinations for swimming with majestic manta rays. After lunch, we will set sail for Padar Island, which boasts stunning vistas and the famous pink sand that can only be found in this region. Later in the day, we can embark on a hike to a breathtaking viewpoint where we can witness the sunset in all its glory.

Day 7
Padar Island to South Rinca (7 nautical miles)

We will set sail to South Rinca in the morning, which is renowned as one of the best dive sites in the region. Here, you can explore the diverse marine life of Komodo National Park, including nudibranchs, turtles, sea snakes and frogfish, amongst some of the most vibrant coral in Indonesia. After a delicious lunch onboard, we’ll take you by tender to the shore, where you’ll have the opportunity to see the world’s largest living lizard, the Komodo dragon.

Day 8
South Rinca to Sabolan Island (22 nautical miles)

Take a leisurely morning to enjoy the scenic sail to Sabolan Island, where you’ll be mesmerized by the striking white sand beaches and equally impressive coral reef. Take a dive to discover the diverse marine life, such as barracudas, octopuses, scorpion fish, and pygmy sea horses. Alternatively, take advantage of the water sports activities available. As the sun begins to set, the crew will set up a beach barbecue for a truly unforgettable final evening under the stars.

Day 9
Sabolan Island to Labuan Bajo (5 nautical miles)

To make the most of your final morning onboard, consider taking a last refreshing swim or enjoying a brief watersports session. Afterward, we’ll transport you back to the port via tender, and a private vehicle will then take you to Labuan Bajo airport for your onward journey.

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